Not Saussure

November 8, 2006

When sorrows come …

Filed under: Blair, Iraq, nemesis, usa — notsaussure @ 11:14 pm

…they come not single spies, But in battalions.

As Hamlet’s uncle Claudius was so fond of remarking.

While our Beloved Leader’s most pressing problem with an embarrassing investigation is, of course, very close at hand, trouble may also be in store across the Atlantic.

Crooks and Liars has a short clip from CNN of their European Political Editor, Robin Oakley, speculating about the possible repercussions for Blair when the Democrats use their new-found majority in the House of Representatives to set up an inquiry into the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, as they’re almost certain to do.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard describe in The Telegraph how ‘Bush’s hell starts today’ , since

After snatching the House with the closest thing to a crushing mandate ever likely in a system biased in favour of the incumbents, the Democrats now have their hands on the investigative machinery of Capitol Hill.

They can hire lawyers and detectives; they can subpoena documents and compel witnesses to testify under oath; they can mount show trials – or indeed real trials – subjecting their enemies to torment under the glaring klieg lights of the world media.

This is a powerful weapon, as Bill Clinton learned when Newt Gringrich stormed the House in 1994, breaking the half-century stranglehold of the Democrats. Newt’s Republicans did not rest until they had impeached the president for perjury and abuse of office in the Paula Jones/Lewinsky saga – even if the meaker Senate later opted for acquittal.

While obviously they’ll have President Bush and his chaps as their prime targets, any such enquiry is hardly likely to redound to the credit of his poodle.

What a pity it is that our best hope of digging out the truth about our Prime Minister’s dodgy dossiers, Downing Street Memos, secret deals and so forth is the American Democratic Party.

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1 Comment »

  1. …use their new-found majority in the House of Representatives to set up an inquiry into the run-up to the invasion of Iraq…

    Yes, that could undoubtedly rebound.

    Comment by jameshigham — November 9, 2006 @ 6:05 pm

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